Click the title to read the article, “Residents seek to impede listing Salado Salamander as endangered“, which appeared in the Killeen Daily Herald on February 28, 2012 by Sean Wardwell
Click the title to read the update, “Commissioners oppose emergency listing of Jollyville Plateau salamander” that appeared in Community Impact News on February 17, 2012.
Click here to read the article, “Water district gets update on Salado Salamander conservation“, which appeared in the Killeen Daily Herald on February 14, 2012 by Sean Wardwell.
Click the title to read the article, “TPWD deciding what to do with Pipe Creek property”, which appeared in the Bandera Bulletin on February 10, 2012. The article discusses surveys done by Texas Parks and Wildlife biologists surveying the 3K’s Ranch in Kendall and Bandera Counties along State Highway 46 between Pipe Creek and Boerne that discovered Texas Salamanders (Eurycea sp., I presume) in the springs.
Ricardo Brazziell / Austin American-Statesman
Here’s a link to an Austin American-Statesman article published January 13, 2012 regarding Williamson County Conservation Foundation’s plans to fund additional studies on the Georgetown Salamander (Eurycea naufragia) and the Jollyville Plateau Salamander (Eurycea tonkawae).
In a January 5, 2012 report, NYT carried a Texas Tribune article by Kate Galbraith entitled, More of State’s Species May Be Endangered, which discusses the current status of several of Texas’ endangered (and petitioned) species.
Here’s a link to a December 19, 2011 article in the San Marcos Daily Record by news editor Anita Miller that discusses funding issues related to the recently approved HCP intended to protect endangered and threatened species including Texas Wild Rice, the San Marcos salamander (Eurycea nana), the fountain darter and the Texas Blind Salamander (Eurycea rathbuni)
An October 18, 2011 article from the Austin American Statesman entitled “Salamanders and their federal ‘red tape’ latest to vex Williamson County officials” discusses the impending listing of the Georgetown Salamander (Eurycea naufragia) and includes and interview with biologist and Eurycea researcher Dr. Ben Pierce of Southwestern University. I’m sure we fellow biologists might agree that E. naufragia is more than just red tape!
Biologist Ben Pierce of Southwestern University searches for the Georgetown Salamander (Eurycea naufragia). Photo by Andy Sharp, Austin American-Statesman.
The Georgetown Salamander (Eurycea naufragia). Photo by Andy Sharp, Austin American-Statesman.
Not about Texas Eurycea, but here’s a great article about salamander research in the NYT:
Salamander Study Enlists New York City Seventh Graders – NYTimes.com.